Yearly Archives: 2022

What makes a Great Founding Engineer – The Key Characteristics

Founding Engineer! Sounds cool, right? Being referred to as an early engineering hire has long been fashionable. Working as a founding engineer for a startup can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and gratifying experiences a person can have. However, engineers contemplating what to do next can be intimidated by the mystery and mystique around it, especially those coming from… Read more →

Exit Interview: Leaving-without burning bridges!

  For many people, the term “exit interview” conjures up images of annoyance. To begin, exit interviews are held with employees leaving the organization; these conversations typically concentrate around their experiences, the reason for a job shift, and so on. Exit interviews are common, especially after the pandemic and  great resignation; firms are more concerned about the workforce. Exit interviews assist… Read more →

Non-Fiction: Measure What Matters

Title: Measure What Matters (OKRs: The Simple Idea that Drives 10x Growth) Author: John Doerr Theme: Non-Fiction Publisher: Portfolio Penguin Published: 26th April 2018 Pages:  320 Author Overview: John Doerr is a world-renowned venture capitalist who has backed some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs & businesses and has spent the last two decades investing in green companies tackling climate change. John Doerr… Read more →

Non-Fiction: Work Rules

  Title: Work Rules: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead Author: Laszlo Bock Theme: Non-fiction Publisher: Grand Central Publishing  Published: 7th April 2015  Pages:  416 Author Overview: Laszlo Bock is a Romanian-born American businessman who is co-founder and CEO of Humu. He was formerly the Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google, Inc. Laszlo Bock led Google’s people… Read more →

Non Fiction: The Code Breaker

Title: The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race Author: Walter Isaacson Theme: Non-Fiction Publisher: Simon & Schuster Published: 9th March 2021 Pages:  560 Author Overview: Walter Isaacson is a businessman and journalist from the United States. He was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CNN in 2001. Isaacson is best known for his magisterial biographies… Read more →

Non Fiction: I came upon a Lighthouse

Title: I came upon a Lighthouse – Shantanu Naidu: A Short Memoir of Life With Ratan Tata. Author: Shantanu Naidu Theme: Non-Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins India Published: 11th January 2021 Pages:  232 Author overview: From composing music videos for social causes during his engineering days, Shantanu Naidu established him in animal welfare. He founded Motopaws, a start-up to place reflective collars on India’s stray… Read more →